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Support us on Patreon! The literature around dry needling has some...issues...to say the least. But is it just dry needling? Or is this common around other PT interventions? How should we investigate some of these ideas? Should some of them be investigated at all? Join us along with study author Giovanni Ferreira to find out more! Dry Needling Comb…
 
Support us on Patreon! What does it take for an athlete to change direction? Does it matter how fast they are going? What about the angle of cut? What implications does this have for athletes who are returning to sport after injury? Listen in to our discussion on all things change of direction with special guest Richard Clarke! Richard Clarke can b…
 
Support us on Patreon! Systemic racism is a topic that we have covered before on PT Inquest, but it has recently become the focus of worldwide attention. In this episode, we talked with Tim Vidale and Deidra Debnam from the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy's (AASPT) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to discuss some of the …
 
In this episode we go back to reviewing articles. We discuss the differences in therapist perceptions and patient perceptions of care, specifically in regards to telehealth. Are we more dissatisfied than our patients? Therapeutic Alliance Between Physical Therapists and Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis Consulting Via Telephone: A Longitudinal Stud…
 
Available for CEU credit!!! Click here! The concepts of Envelope of Function and Physical Stress Theory are very useful in rehabilitation applications. We review these constructs and give ideas for use in the clinic. Reference List Dye SF. The Knee as a Biologic Transmission With an Envelope of Function: A Theory. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related …
 
Available for CEU credit!!! Click here! Our understanding of the ACL, it's related pathophysiology, surgical strategies, and postoperative rehabilitation has an interesting history. We take a tour of the history and interview a couple guests who lived it. Reference List Chambat P, Guier C, Sonnery-Cottet B, Fayard JM, Thaunat M. The evolution of AC…
 
Brought to you by CSMi So we're not the best with chronic nonspecific low back pain. We also tend to underload our patients in general. Maybe if we increased the intensity of our exercises, we would be more effective with chronic nonspecific low back pain. Well, at least we can test it! Exercise Intensity Matters in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pai…
 
Brought to you by CSMi One of the most important components of ethical healthcare is patient education. A fully informed patient makes everything easier later during the care. But that includes educated on the good and the bad. Sometimes "being hopeful" can actually be a disservice. "Doctor, What Happens After My Meniscectomy?" Smith JH, Houck DA, …
 
Brought to you by CSMi What does it mean to have self-efficacy? How does that differ from one's perceived locus of control? Are they situation dependent? Can we changed them or just measure them? How does this affect our patients. The Self-Efficacy for Home Exercise Programs Scale: Development and Psychometric Properties. Picha KJ, Lester M, Heebne…
 
Brought to you by CSMi Physicians often will offer a corticosteroid injection for those with osteoarthritis. Patients feel better in the short term, but is there long term harm? If the joint is shot anyway, does it matter? Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injections in the Hip and Knee: Perhaps Not as Safe as We Thought? Kompel AJ, Roemer FW, Murakam…
 
Brought to you by CSMi Shared decision making is the greatest thing! Ethical, honest, engaging. But do patients give a crap? Would they rather the provider just tell them what to do? Can we find a happy ground? Semistructured interviews regarding patients' perceptions of Choosing Wisely and shared decision-making: an Australian study. Allen J, King…
 
Brought to you by CMSi There has been some great work done regarding guidelines for many different musculoskeletal diagnoses, but do physical therapists follow them? How do they do compare to other medical professionals? We can always be better, but what stops us? Is it stubbornness, lack of knowledge, or might market forces and patient/professiona…
 
Brought to you by CSMi If you have listened to more than one episode of PT Inquest you will know that Erik thinks that quadriceps dysfunction is a major problem after ACLR. Assuming that you agree with that, are there interventions to address that issue? Do they work? What about just waiting? How would we know what works? Progressive strength train…
 
Brought to you by CSMi Providing accurate information on back pain seems to build confidence in the provider but doesn't seem to have a huge effect on outcomes. Is this really an improvement? In this episode, Erik and JW explore the role of the provider is these difficult cases. The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to management of lo…
 
Brought to you by CSMi Patients have unique personalities, values, and circumstances but what about providers? Can the specific personality traits of the provider have an effect on outcomes? Is that a good thing? Or a bad thing? And what should we do about it? Do therapist effects determine outcome in patients with shoulder pain in a primary care p…
 
Brought to you by CSMi We can prevent ACL injuries!!! Or are we just reducing risk? Or both? How do these programs work? Does it matter what you do or do you just need to do something? A Majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Can Be Prevented by Injury Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Cluster-Ran…
 
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